Thursday, 6 June 2013

Great Kitchen

The Great Kitchen was the main room in the vast "kitchen apartments" and it was from here that the finishing touch would be added to the food. Originally the Great Kitchen had six open fireplaces with spit-racks but only one of them is still as it was when Henry VIII expected his dinner. At the rear of the hall waiters would bring the finished dishes to the Great Hall - the dishes would be delivered through hatches. Large parts of the Great Kitchen was finished in 1514 but was expanded when Henry VIII took over the palace.

This should give you an impression of how big the fireplaces are! 

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